Rebecca Swift Foundation Women Poets' Prize Opens for Applications

June 10, 2018 | Other News, Press & Publicity

Applications are now open for the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize, a biennial award established by the Rebecca Swift Foundation. In honour of Rebecca’s work in support of women and literature, the Women Poets’ Prize offers three female-identifying poets a programme of creative and professional development in collaboration with industry partners Faber and Faber, Bath Spa University, The Literary Consultancy, RADA, City Lit, Verve Festival, and The Poetry School.

Each of the three winners will be paired with a poetry mentor in addition to a pastoral coach so as to nurture both craft and wellbeing. Winners will also receive a monetary award of £1,000 each.

Applications for the Women Poets’ Prize are open now and will close at 11pm on Monday 23rdJuly. The charity is run entirely on donations. Thanks to our donors, there is no entry fee.

For further information on how to apply or how to support the Foundation, visit

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